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Great Southern Rail - The Overland

January 10, 2017

Great Southern Rail operates 'The Overland' from Melbourne to Adelaide, via Geelong, Ararat and the Western standard gauge

Great Southern Rail carriages

October 06, 2015

Carriages as used by Great Southern Rail on their trains, included The Overland and the Southern Spirit.

Great Southern Rail in Adelaide

July 13, 2015

Photos of Great Southern Rail services in Adelaide - The Overland, The Ghan, and the Indian Pacific - operating from Adelaide Parklands Terminal in Keswick.

Grounded wagons and carriages

March 30, 2013

Photos of retired freight wagons and passenger carriages now on solid ground minus bogies

GWA grain services

June 04, 2011

Genesee & Wyoming Australia have operated a number of standard gauge grain services through Victoria, usually with hoppers hired from CFCLA

Heatherdale grade separation project

February 18, 2017

The railway line at Heatherdale will be sunk beneath Heatherdale Road, but the existing station is not being rebuilt.

Heritage buses

March 05, 2012

Historical buses now preserved by heritage groups

Hitachi transfer - January 2009

January 18, 2009

El Zorro took CFCLA liveried T369 out light engine from Dynon to Ballarat to pick up a refurbished Hitachi set from Alstom's North Ballarat Workshops. The set was 23M-2007T-233M + 9M-1919T-144M and was taken to Newport Workshops

Hitachi transfer - September 2015

October 10, 2015

After being withdrawn from service and stored at Macaulay, the trio of Hitachi trains have been reactivated and transferred to Newport Workshops awaiting their final fate

Hitachi transfer with T378 to Ballarat

August 31, 2008

SRHC's T378 took the Elecrail Hitachi set from Newport to Ballarat Workshops via North Geelong for refurbishment. Here are some shots between Lara and Warrenheip.

I can't believe it's not...

April 01, 2012

Photoshops and such

IEV100 track evaluation vehicle

December 03, 2016

Formerly known as EM100, IEV100 is a track evaluation vehicle that traverses the Victorian railway network to test track quality. Diesel powered, it has both standard and broad gauge bogies.

Infrastructure Evaluation Vehicle IEV102 transfer, January 2017

January 05, 2017

Metro Trains Melbourne's Infrastructure Evaluation Vehicle IEV102 developed a brake issue in December 2016, with the T-IEV-T consist having having to be transferred back to Melbourne behind B76 and B80. In January IEV102 was transferred to Bendigo behind B76 and B80, with six freight wagons (BODX 2301C, BQCX 2202B, BQIX 2461D, IEV 102, BQCX 2201P, BQIX 2459V and BODX 2460V) along for the ride to counteract the unbraked carriage.

Infrastructure of the Sydney Monorail

March 24, 2013

More than just the trains that run on the Sydney Monorail

Just another tram versus car - June 2013

June 12, 2013

The tram I was on was heading north past peak hour congestion on Flemington Road when I heard a *crunch* - the tram came to a stop, as did the tram behind us. I opened the window and saw a Mercedes with a scratched up front panel pass the tram tooting their horn, while the driver left the cab and went back to talk to the other driver. We caught up to the car at the next set of traffic lights.

Keep clear of the tram tracks! - October 2012

October 25, 2012

Where trams turn corners, there are yellow lines painted along the road so that cars know to keep clear. This bloke at the corner of Victoria and Errol Streets in North Melbourne didn't pay attention to them, which resulted in Z3.205 ripping off the rear quarter panel off his van.

Kensington grain

February 14, 2017

The flour mill Kensington at Kensington is one of the last to be rail served in Victoria, grain wagons are taken there on a regular basis, requiring a convoluted route through the suburban and freight lines, with a reversal in Melbourne Yard

Kensington Racecourse Essendon resignalling

March 19, 2016

In 2013-14 new signalling was installed on the Craigieburn and Flemington Racecourse lines, between Kensington and Essendon stations.

Kerrisdale Mountain Railway

November 10, 2012

The Kerrisdale Mountain Railway is a privately owned two-foot (610 mm) narrow gauge railway that zig-zags up a hill in the Tallarook Ranges outside Seymour.

Kew Depot centenary

June 25, 2015

Kew Depot celebrated its centenary on 3 May 2015. W2.431 was on display after being transported by road from the Melbourne Tram Museum at Hawthorn Depot, with W8.946 running shuttle trips to Victoria Gardens, restaurant tram SW6.935 was open for morning tea, with E.6005, C.3031 and A2.283 on display.

Kew line

August 17, 2005

Photos of the remnants of the Kew Line in Melbourne, a two station branch from Hawthorn station that closed in the 1950s.

Kuranda Scenic Railway

August 25, 2014

The Kuranda Scenic Railway operates from Cairns to Kuranda and return, with the journey taking around 2 hours, with a stop at 'Freshwater' station for tour buses, and one at Barron Falls to observe the waterfall. A pair of 1720 class locomotives haul each train, with two operating in each direction per day.

Lachlan Valley Railway

October 26, 2015

Lachlan Valley Railway is based in the New South Wales Central Western town of Cowra, but after the closure of the Demondrille to Cowra line in 2009, their fleet has been moved Cootamundra.

Last BS car run July 2006

July 23, 2006

By 2006 there were only three BS type carriages in revenue service with V/Line, and as the year continued all except BS217 were put into storage. By July BS217 was to be taken out of service, with the last run being on a down Albury train, terminated short at Seymour for trackwork. As it turns out, by September 2007 all five BS cars were brought back into service, as set SN7, which didn't get retired until August 9, 2010!

Last days of S302

January 13, 2006

S302 was bought by West Coast Railway soon after they were formed, and ran with them for a number of years. After their demise it was purchased by V/Line, who continued to use it on the midday Warrnambool train, where it was often replaced by an N class. S302 made her last run on January 13, 2006 after which it was put into storage. It was subsequently sold to El Zorro who operate it today

Locomotive bits and pieces

February 27, 2016

Various bits and bobs on locomotives, with nice captions telling you what the @%#$^& they are

Locomotive hauled Sprinter

February 27, 2006

Sprinter railcars are self propelled, but can be hauled by locomotives through the use of a special transition coupler. Here two broken down Sprinters were in the platform - 7002 and 7008, along with N453 waiting to take them away. The EDI rail guys had a bit of difficulty getting the transition coupler to fit - necessary because of the different coupler types

Locos, light engines, and lashups

March 16, 2017

As the title suggests: Locos, Light Engines, and Lashups of various freight locos. There is a lot of smoking it up for the camera as well... ;-)

Log trains

December 30, 2011

Midway operates a export woodchip plant at North Shore in Geelong, with logs sources from Bairnsdale and Wodonga by rail. Y class locos are often used to shunt the wagons at Geelong

Long Island steel train

March 22, 2017

The Long Island steel train serves the BHP mill at Hastings, south of Frankston. Steel is transferred from standard gauge trains at the Melbourne Steel Terminal, just west of North Melbourne station

Lynbrook station construction

May 07, 2011

A new railway station on the Cranbourne line between Dandenong and Merinda Park.

Maffra line

December 10, 2008

Remains of the Maffra line that ran from Traralgon to Stratford

Maldon - Dombarton bridge

May 11, 2011

A partially completed bridge over the Cordeaux River near Maldon, it forms part of the Maldon - Dombarton line that commenced construction in the 1980s and was cancelled soon after.

Malvern tram depot centenary

May 30, 2010

Malvern Depot celebrated its centenary on 30 May 2010 when it hosted a function to commemorate the opening of the Prahran and Malvern Tramways Trust on 30 May 1910. Former P&MTT trams 44 and 84 were brought from Bendigo for the occasion with 44 running several special trips between the depot and Dandenong Road.

Maryvale paper train

January 24, 2017

Photos of the Maryvale Paper train that runs from Melbourne to the Australian Paper factory at Maryvale, north of Morwell

Melbourne Art Trams

November 14, 2014

As part of the 2013 Melbourne Festival eight trams have been decorated in designs by eight Melbourne artists: http://www.yarratrams.com.au/media-centre/news/articles/2013/exploring-melbourne%27s-art-trams/

Melbourne broad gauge freight

January 19, 2017

Miscellaneous broad gauge freight traffic through Melbourne - there isn't much these days...

Melbourne buses

March 25, 2017

Buses running normal route services around Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs

Melbourne by night

January 25, 2007

A look at Melbourne after the trains stop running...

Melbourne freight terminals

February 05, 2017

Freight terminals in Melbourne include the Melbourne Steel Terminal, Creek Sidings, and the remains of Melbourne Yard west of Moonee Ponds Creek; as well as North and South Dynon on the western side. Further afield are SCT Laverton and CRT Altona, and Austrack Somerton

Melbourne industrial action

September 10, 2015

In 2015 the Rail, Tram and Bus Union has launched industrial action against both Metro Trains and Yarra Trams, following the breakdown in negotiations around their new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.

Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel preliminary work

February 23, 2017

Preliminary geotechnical investigation work on the Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel commenced in 2015.

Melbourne rail replacement buses

March 13, 2017

When the *%@! hits the fan on Melbourne's rail network, buses have to be caleld in to operate a replacement service for passengers.

Melbourne railway traction substations

February 18, 2017

Scattered around Melbourne's suburban railway network, 68 traction substations convert 22,000V AC power supplied by electricity companies to the 1500V DC used by trains. The extension of suburban trains to South Morang and Sunbury will add four more. (a different source put the number in 2008 at 67 substations and 23 tie stations)

Melbourne standard gauge freight

March 23, 2017

Standard gauge lines from Adelaide and New South Wales meet at Melbourne, running via the western suburbs right into the main freight terminals near the Port of Melbourne

Melbourne stations and infrastructure

March 24, 2017

Photos of railway infrastructure in suburban Melbourne - stations, signals, and such